Connie Willis's civil war: redreaming America as science fiction

Kelso, Sylvia (1998) Connie Willis's civil war: redreaming America as science fiction. Foundation: International Journal of Science Fiction, 73. pp. 67-76.

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[Extract] In his well-known study, Bruce Franklin reads the science fiction of Robert Heinlein against American history after World War II: America as Science Fiction. In her first full-length novel, Lincoln's Dreams (1987), Connie Willis uses science fiction to consider the Civil War, an earlier phase of American history, and neither SF nor history leave the encounter untransformed. Nevertheless, despite the innovative brilliance of Lincoln's Dreams when taken as either SF or a historical novel, "turning the lenses," to use Annette Kolodny's phrase (329), to a race or gender-oriented analysis, reveals certain aspects of both SF and history that remain stubbornly unchanged.

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Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
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